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Our programmes

Kids' coaching programmes


Our Coaching programmes are at the heart of what we offer at the Derby County Community Trust. These are the grassroots and talent identification programmes which provide physical activity and coaching to youngsters across Derbyshire.

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Our wide-ranging Schools projects support a number of areas including events, coaching, curriculum teaching, teacher support, physical and mental health and engaging families.

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Education and Employability

Our Education and Employability department provide opportunities for learners of all ages at all levels, from post-16 studies through to degree programmes and employability projects.

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At Derby County Community Trust we welcome teenagers to take part in an unforgettable experience where they learn to be more independent, confident and innovative.

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Mental Health

We run a number of mental health projects to support the wellbeing of anybody who may need our help. Our projects range from drop-in sessions for those feeling worries or anxious through to providing sessions for those with diagnosed mental health problems.

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Derby County Community Trust’s Health projects are wide-ranging and all aim to tackle a particular health inequality. Different projects focus on various physical and mental health issues and work with individuals from 0 to 100!

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Our long-running Disability projects support individuals with physical disabilities and/or additional needs through pan-disability or impairment specific football sessions.

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Community Engagement

Taking delivery to young people on their doorsteps to remove barriers of travel and cost, we want to create a level playing field for children and young people through our Community Engagement sessions.

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Stay Safe. Stay Fit. Stay Connected.

Since the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic, both Derby County Football Club and Derby County Community Trust have been wholeheartedly committed to supporting our local community. ‘Stay Safe. Stay Fit. Stay Connected.’ has responded to public need as the pandemic has changed restrictions and affected livelihoods. It will continue to address local issues and support local initiatives to raise spirits, provide relief and most importantly ensure that anyone who needs help is able to find it.

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Upcoming events

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Fantasy Premier League Night

Friday 26th February
17:00pm - 18:00pm

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Stretch and Relax

Monday 1st March
10:00am - 10:45am

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Fit Therapy

Monday 1st March
14:00pm - 14:45pm

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Football Activity/Challenge

Monday 1st March
17:00pm - 17:00pm

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Team Talk Chatty Room

Monday 1st March
18:00pm - 19:00pm

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Tuesday 2nd March
11:00am - 11:30am

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Fitness and Stability (Mix of Chair/Non-Chair) Level 2

Tuesday 2nd March
11:00am - 12:00pm

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Fitness and Stability Level 3

Tuesday 2nd March
12:15pm - 13:15pm

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Book Club

Tuesday 2nd March
15:30pm - 16:15pm

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Personal Trainer Session (Over 12s)

Tuesday 2nd March
16:00pm - 17:00pm

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improving lives and communities

Derby County Community Trust is the charitable arm of Derby County Football Club. We aim to provide opportunities and experiences with the overall aim to improve lives and communities.

We have been in operation since the mid-90s and became an official charity in 2008. We currently run over 40 projects, working with individuals from 0 to 100 years old in over 200 weekly sessions.

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Use the power of Derby County Football Club to improve lives and communities through sport, physical activity, health and education.

Vic's story

He's a long-standing member of our Walking Football team who recently gained his first England cap and has been part of our league and cup winning side for some seasons.

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Allen's story

Allen joined our Team Talk project with some trepidation after finding out about it on social media. He was struggling with his mental wellbeing, but hadn't spoken to anyone about it.

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